Civil Engineer, Expert Witness, Naval Architect
Offshore Wind and Renewables, Hydrodynamic Loadings, Wave Simulations, Mooring Analysis, Stability, Reliability and Probabilistic Analysis, Model Testing and Calibration, Seabed Scour, Structural Analyses, Jack-ups, Jackets, Semi-Submersibles, Ships and Barges, Vessel Cranes, FPSOs
Ahilan is a well-known and highly respected technology and business leader with over three decades of industry experience, more than 25 years of which has been at board level, including leadership positions at LOC, DNV GL, GL Garrad Hassan and Noble Denton.
With expertise in hydrodynamics, he has led projects which have set standards and safety factors in jack-up site assessment, mooring systems and marine transportation.
He has been an expert witness and technical advisor to lawyers in Norway, UAE and the UK on many technically complex cases related to marine operations, drilling rigs and FPSOs. He is Chairman of the charity Marine Technology Trust which supports industrial placements in the marine industry for UK university students. In addition to this, he is an Advisory Board Member of WavEC Offshore Renewables and was Non-Executive Director of a vertical axis wind turbine company.
Ahilan has also acted as global director of LOC Renewables, having established it as an umbrella brand to consolidate the group’s expertise and portfolio across the marine renewables’ landscape. Under his direction, LOC Renewables rapidly developed its project experience across offshore and floating wind, floating solar, wave and tidal energy.
He holds a BSc (Leeds) and MS (Caltech) in Civil Engineering, a PhD (Cantab) in Engineering Fluid Mechanics, an MBA (Imperial) and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.